Delta orders Airbus A350-1000

Delta will add 20 new Airbus A350-1000 widebody aircraft as it continues to refresh and streamline its fleet.

Delta currently operates 28 A350-900s. Following today’s announcement, Delta has an orderbook for 36 next-gen A350 aircraft, bringing the A350 fleet to over 60 by the end of the decade.

“The A350-1000 will be the largest, most capable aircraft in Delta’s fleet and is an important step forward for our international expansion,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s Chief Executive Officer. “The aircraft complements our fleet and offers an elevated customer experience, with more premium seats and best-in-class amenities, as well as expanded cargo capabilities.”

The aircraft will be powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, a more powerful variant of the engine that operates on the A350-900.

The aircraft will primarily be operated in long-haul markets and international hubs in support of Delta’s international expansion, replacing retiring planes and fueling growth. Delta continues to grow its global footprint and is expecting to operate the largest international schedule in its history this year.

With the all commitments, Delta has 284 narrowbody and 48 widebody aircraft on order for delivery in coming years.

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